NTPC Inks Pact With Gujarat Gas Limited To Blend Green Hydrogen In Piped Natural Gas


Power major NTPC Limited has signed an agreement with the Gujarat Gas Limited (GGL) to blend green hydrogen in piped natural gas (PNG) network of GGL at NTPC Kawas township.

The Green hydrogen will be produced by using electricity from the existing 1 MW floating solar project of NTPC Kawas, the Ministry of Power said in a statement on Tuesday (5 April).

A formal agreement between the two companies in this regard was signed on 5 April.

The green hydrogen produced at the facility will be blended with PNG in a predetermined proportion and will be used for cooking applications in NTPC Kawas Township, the ministry said.

Initially, the percentage of hydrogen blending in the PNG will be around 5 per cent and after successful completion, it will be further increased, it added.

NTPC is the premier energy utility in the country with an installed capacity of 69 GW, with a diversified fuel mix.

According to the ministry, the NTPC group plans to achieve 60 GW of renewable energy (RE) in a decade and is executing several pilot projects in the green hydrogen space.

GGL is India’s largest City Gas Distribution (CGD) Company and has a presence across 43 districts in six states and one Union territory

As per the ministry, this hydrogen blending project at NTPC Kawas is a pioneering effort and the first of its kind in the country.

This is a step toward the decarbonisation of the cooking sector and self-sufficiency for the energy requirements of the nation, it said.